The Transition Monitoring Group on Tuesday applauded the National Assembly for its decision on electronic transmission of results.
It urged the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to quickly assent the amended electoral bill because “it spells a good omen for our drive to 2023 general elections.”
The Delta State Coordinator of the TMG, Edewor Egedegbe, added, “With the electronic transmission of results, all is set for the political parties to work hard and win elections creditably without the usual suspicions that characterised past ‘victories’ in the state at all levels of election.”
Speaking in Warri, Delta State at the inauguration of the state chapter of the TMG, Egedegbe further said, “The National Assembly has set the ball rolling and ours is to ensure that we attack well and score the goals without much efforts, as the work has been made easier with the new electoral act particularly the electronic transmission of results. Although it is yet to have the President’s assent, it spells a good omen for our drive to 2023 general elections.”
The TMG state coordinator spoke further, “One beautiful thing in the new development is that, ‘magic/German votes will no longer be the norm as our people shall gladly vote and their votes counted.
“The mantra, ‘election is not a do die affair,’ shall be made a principle in Delta State as we approach 2023 and beyond.
“All vestiges of electoral violence we shall attack with doggedness in order to render political entrepreneurs jobless in our state.
“More than ever before, we shall engage all the segments of our election process and governance to ensure sanity. We shall extract the confidence and commitment of the Independent National Electoral Commission; and ensure that we work together to build a new and virile nation.”